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|Mon, 03-08-2004 - 11:31am|
Our house is right next to the common areas of the neighborhood;playground, pool, open spaces. We have a rear-entry garage and theres a huge area back there. We put up one of the new basketball hoops last fall. Our house attracts kids unbelievably, which I love. I like my kids home and enjoy that others feel free to come on over and join that basketball extravaganza.
However....there a few kids in the neighborhood that are just undesirable. I really don't want my kids hanging out with them. One is in 6th grade and his brother in 3rd. They have an older really nice brother who is 14. This weekend they found their way to our house and were playing with my kids. My sons are 10 and 7. I also don't really want teenagers hanging out there either.
How to I handle this. I can't come out and say, "go home, you are not welcome". But I don't want them to come over. ONe of the kids is known to steal and I don't want him around our open garage.
Any suggestions how to handle this one. If it was nicer weather, I would be more apt to just go sit outside while they were there, but it's cold right now and I don't want to have to go do that.
I hate this.